From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions

From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Activity provider: Click Excursions
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Cross the magnificent Atlas Mountains to discover two of Morocco’s most beautiful deserts. In an air-conditioned van, see ogle canyons, palm groves, and mountain villages.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Meet at your hotel or accommodation if it is accessible by car. If the accommodation is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a link in an email to the nearest meeting point. Pickup will take place 10-30 minutes before the activity starts. You will receive an email the day before the tour with details.
Private or small groups available


13 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tizi n'Tichka

  • Ksar Aït Benhaddou (lunch)

  • Ouarzazate

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the well-preserved Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover Ouarzazate, where Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and The Mummy were filmed
  • Enjoy the perfect nature and amazing landscapes during your day trip
Full description

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate. 

Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains.

Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass.

Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones.

Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views. 

Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Wi-Fi in vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Guide fees
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  Please note, due to current construction works on the road, the trip may take longer than planned
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1049 reviews

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After a trip of more than 3 hours by minibus and crossing the pass at 2260m, the city of cinema enchanted us and allowed us to see some well-known film sets. The stop at the top of the Kasbah of Ouarzazate for the photo sequence is nice, we would have liked to go down to the souk but the timing does not allow it. Direction Aït Ben Adou for lunch in an unpretentious but correct tourist restaurant. The visit of the Ksar of Aït Ben Adou classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is really worth it and enchanted us. Our driver and guide were adorable and full of good information. Thank you Click Excursion

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November 26, 2022

My partner and I decided to join the private tour and the choose was excellent Our driver Hajaj was perfect: nice and kind and he accepted our decision to skip the Studios to come back earlier. The roads are in excellent condition and they are arranging various points, the journey by car is absolutely wonderful the panorama that can be admired is unique: nature and silence, that red ocher color of houses and landscapes gives a magic to the whole journey. I usually suffer from motion sickness but I had a great time… so I recommend it without problems Thanks Hajaj

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November 18, 2022

Easily one of main highlights of my Moroccan holiday! Drive is long but it goes through Atlas Mountains and views are worthy! I could skip the studio again as I personally found it boring and very much felt like tourist trap. But Ait Benhaddou was AMAZING! You are guided by local guide (40 Dirhams fee) and you will learn a lot about their culture! We saw the whole town, got free mint tea and had seminar about carpets. All outstanding. The lunch place where you are taken is basic (120 dirhams for set menu) but adequate for refuel. Do not be put off by long time of the tour. It is worthy!!!!

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November 15, 2022

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